MOSCOW - National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia's only settlement depository servicing the full range of debt and equity securities of Russian issuers, announces that five companies have signed NSD's shareholder agreement dated 30 June 2011. Among NSD's new shareholders are CJSC "Computershare Registrar", Irkol CJSC, New Registrar CJSC, Professional Registration Center CJSC, and SD-DRAGa CJSC.
Under the terms of the shareholder agreement, NSD's Supervisory Board recommended MICEX-RTS to sell five NSD shares to these five companies specializing in securities register maintenance (one share for each new shareholder of NSD). Thus, NSD is to have 37 shareholders.
The full version of the shareholder agreement and the list of organizations signed the agreement are available at the company's web site (in Russian).
National Settlement Depository (NSD) is the largest settlement depository in Russia, a part of the MICEX-RTS Group, servicing on-exchange and OTC transactions with all types of debt and equity securities of Russian issuers and providing settlement services to participants in financial markets of the Russian Federation.
NSD provides storage of global certificates and depository accounting for 99% of corporate bond issues, sub-federal and municipal bond issues. It services 100% of transactions conducted in the federal bond and the Bank of Russia bond markets, more than 99% of transactions conducted in the corporate and regional bond markets, the majority of transactions with equities and also services UIT units and securities of foreign issuers.
In accordance with agreements concluded between NSD and the Bank of Russia, NSD acts as a settlement center for the organized securities market.
NSD is Russia's national numbering agency and the substitute numbering agency for the CIS, authorized to assign the international ISIN and CFI codes.
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